Arthritis

Medical News Today: This 'caterpillar Fungus' May Help Treat Osteoarthritis

A compound derived from a parasitic fungus could lead to the development of new, better treatments for osteoarthritis, according to recent research.
Related topics: Osteoarthritis, Medical Research

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Does Alcohol Consumption Have An Effect On Arthritis?

Several previous studies have demonstrated that moderate alcohol consumption is linked with less severe disease and better quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but a new study suggests that this might not be because drinking...
Related topics: Alcohol, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Medical Research

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Risky Painkillers Commonly Prescribed For Osteoarthritis

(MedPage Today) -- Nearly one-third of patients in one large health system get opioids, benzodiazepines
Related topics: Painkillers, Osteoarthritis

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Knee Pain Not Tied To Activity Levels In Knee Osteoarthritis

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- Knee pain is not associated with daily walking levels in individuals with mild-to-moderate, symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (KOA), according to a study published online March 6 in Arthritis Care & Research. Nicholas...
Related topics: Osteoarthritis, Medical Research

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Tramadol May Up Mortality Risk In Osteoarthritis Patients

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- The initial prescription of tramadol compared with commonly prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be associated with increased all-cause mortality among patients with osteoarthritis, according to a study...
Related topics: Osteoarthritis, Medical Research

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Sean Mcvay On Todd Gurley Arthritis Report: There’s Wear And Tear In The Knee

The Rams formally introduced safety Eric Weddle as a member of the team at a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, but questions veered away from Weddle to another member of the roster. General Manager Les Snead and head coach Sean McVay were...

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Medical News Today: What Is The Link Between Psoriatic Arthritis And Depression?

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can contribute to some mental health conditions, including depression. In this article, we look at the link between PsA and depression, as well as treatments and coping strategies.
Related topics: Psoriatic Arthritis, Depression

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Tramadol Linked To Higher Mortality In Osteoarthritis

For older patients with OA, tramadol was associated with significantly higher all-cause mortality compared with NSAIDs, but all-cause mortality was similar to that with codeine. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Osteoarthritis

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Systemic Jia: Target Il-1 First Line?

(MedPage Today) -- Study predicts paradigm shift in management of pediatric arthritis
Related topics: Medical Research

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Patterns Of Joint Behavior Useful For Juvenile Arthritis Classification

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 -- An algorithm that can classify patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) into seven distinct groups based on patterns of swollen or painful joints in the body can help predict disease course, according to a study...
Related topics: Algorithms, Medical Research

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Health Tip: Foods That Reduce Inflammation

-- From heart disease to arthritis, many major diseases have been linked to chronic inflammation. Favoring anti-inflammatory foods in your diet could reduce your risk of illness. Harvard Medical School recommends that anti-inflammatory diets...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Diet, Harvard University

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Report: Todd Gurley Has Arthritis In Knee

Todd Gurley surely has something wrong with his left knee, no matter how aggressively the Rams will try to deny it. A new report has provided the first concrete diagnosis. Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com reports that Gurley has arthritis in the knee....

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Is Your Hand Pain Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Or Something Else?

FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 -- You use your hands nearly every minute of the day, so any time they hurt it's important to find out why. Certain conditions can affect people who do the same hand movements for hours every day. Repetitive strain injury can...

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Medical News Today: What Can Cause Pain In The Hand Or Wrist?

There are many possible causes of pain in the hands or wrists, including injuries, repetitive strain, cysts, and arthritis. Some home remedies may help relieve the discomfort, but a person should see a doctor for severe, persistent, or reoccurring...

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Fda: Pulmonary Embolism Risk Up With Tofacitinib 10 Mg For Ra

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- A safety clinical trial has revealed that tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR) 10 mg twice daily is associated with an increased risk for pulmonary embolism (PE) and death among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Clinical Trials, Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Sustained Smoking Cessation May Delay, Prevent Seropositive Ra

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 -- While smoking is a strong risk factor for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), sustained smoking cessation could delay or even prevent disease development, according to a study published online Feb. 21 in Arthritis...
Related topics: Smoking, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Medical Research

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Machine Learning Could Eliminate Unnecessary Treatments For Children With Arthritis

Machine learning algorithm was able to sort children with arthritis into seven distinct types of disease according to the location of painful joints in the body in a way that was predictive of disease outcome. This will help physicians to better...
Related topics: Algorithms

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Abatacept Retention Higher Without Prior Biologics

(MedPage Today) -- Earlier use in rheumatoid arthritis may improve efficacy
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Surprise Rheumatoid Arthritis Discovery Points To New Treatment

Researchers have identified an unexpected contributor to rheumatoid arthritis that may help explain the painful flare-ups associated with the disease. The discovery points to a potential new treatment for the autoimmune disorder and may also allow...
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Medical Research

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Smoking Cessation May Reduce Risk Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Analysis of data from the Nurses' Health Studies demonstrates for first time that behavior change can delay or even prevent the most severe form of rheumatoid arthritis.
Related topics: Smoking, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Nursing

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